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Mar 26 2009   3:02PM GMT

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/26/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Microsoft live virtualization chat
  • Blogger of the week
  • Free book chapter
  • New Xbox contest
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blog
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Microsoft Live Virtualization Chat

Join us in a live chat with Edwin Yuen, Microsoft Virtualization expert, on Tuesday, March 31st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EST. You can visit the official blog for more information and submit your virtualization questions now to be added to the queue.

IT Blogger of the Week

This week’s IT Knowledge Exchange Blogger of the Week is John Policelli. John is a Microsoft MVP, and his blog covers Microsoft Directory Services. He is a published author on topics such as Active Directory, Windows Enterprise Server Administration and Windows Server. We’re happy to feature him as our Blogger of the Week!

IT Bookworm Free Book Chapter of the Week

Professional Xen Virtualization by Wrox

Provides a complete foundation in virtualization, XEN, and competing approaches with in-depth discussions of installing, configuring, and using XEN, including detailed examples of XEN configuration files, system configuration files, and system-level configuration information.

New Xbox Contest Announcement

Now through the end of April, you can not only show off your IT skills by asking and answering questions on, but you can earn the chance to spend some quality time honing your bad-guy-vaporizing skills on your very own Xbox 360.

Through April 30th, you have a chance to win one of three Xbox 360 consoles. The winners will be the top 3 community members who have the most Knowledge Points earned and have asked 5 IT-related questions (you still earn Knowledge points for asking questions) during the contest period. Visit the blog post for full details on the prizes and contest rules.

We’re on LinkedIn!

We’ve recently created an IT Knowledge Exchange LinkedIn group. If you are a member of LinkedIn, come and join the group. You can network with your fellow members and continue the discussion. Visit the group here.

Featured Questions

Over the past week, we’ve seen some great questions come through IT Knowledge Exchange, but some questions are still waiting for an answer. Click on one of our selected questions below, and spread the knowledge!

Featured Blog Posts

Browse the sampling of selected blog posts below or go here to view all.

Start your own IT blog and earn some extra cash.

New Community Blog

Business Intelligence Technology | Jay Dugan

This blog will examine an array of technology solutions and present them in a business context. Areas of security, business continuity, networking and databases with an emphasis on business intelligence, will be covered, plus anything else that involves business and IT that comes to mind.

Messages from the TechTarget Network

How to avoid mistakes during ERP upgrades

Discover how to minimize the fuss and maximize the benefits of an ERP upgrade.

Free Green Data Center Virtual Seminar

As energy costs are skyrocketing, data center efficiency has become a top priority for 2009.  Learn how to green your data center, while cutting its expenses, at our free virtual seminar on Thursday, April 9. You’ll get access to data center energy-efficiency experts and a panel discussion on green initiatives—all without breaking the bank.

You can register here.

>> BriForum 2009 – register today and save $500!

Registration is now open for BriForum 2009 taking place at the Hilton Chicago Hotel from July 21 – July 23, 2009. This is your exclusive opportunity to get the most independent, advanced, technical information and expert strategies on the following technologies: VDI, Terminal Services (including Citrix XenApp), and application streaming. Brian Madden along with other top-notch industry analysts, bloggers and best-selling authors will arm you with tips, tricks, and verified techniques that you can apply immediately within your organization. The event is also completely hands-on allowing you to try out the latest product offerings and talk directly to the solution providers – saving you the time and hassle of researching these options on your own. Sign up today to qualify for our early-bird registration fee of $995, which is a $500 savings off the $1495 regular price!

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